Host, All Things Considered
Kate Davidson is host of All Things Considered at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Before moving to Oregon, she was a regular contributor to Marketplace, a reporter at Michigan Radio and a producer at NPR in Washington, D.C., her hometown.
Kate has a degree in English from Yale University and a masters from the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow.
Her favorite radio project was an early one: a documentary about the experiences of Navajo children who grew up in white Mormon foster families across the West. That project aired on NPR and won the national Edward R. Murrow award for network documentary. More importantly, though, it cemented her love for radio and deep listening.
Oregon's top federal prosecutor wants sheriffs to cooperate more regularly with federal immigration officials.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler took a step closer to making his most important hire this week as a community panel interviewed six candidates for police chief.
The Oregon Legislature wrapped up its work July 7 after five months of work that will affect everyone in Oregon — including public school students in the class of 2025.
Refugee programs in the Portland area are still coming to terms with what the partial reinstatement of President Trump’s refugee and travel ban means for the vulnerable people they serve.
"I'm feeling both very happy and fully vindicated," former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber told OPB's "All Things Considered."
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign does not get in the way of the Senate quest for answers.
Vancouver Public Schools is revamping its approach to homework. Starting next year, the southwest Washington district will get rid of mandatory homework for its youngest children.
Gov. Kate Brown spent Wednesday in Harney County, talking with local residents and officials. OPB reporter Amanda Peacher was there.
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley discusses the Republican majority's vote to change longstanding Senate rules allowing the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees.
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury talks about a new effort in the fight against homelessness: The county will build an ADU in your yard if you agree to house a homeless family.
Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly ran as a champion for renters' rights. She also has what she calls "the bad tenant story to end all bad tenant stories," which links to her father's early death.
We talked to a lawyer with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press about the subpoena of a former OPB reporter in the second Malheur refuge trial.
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Noor Hilmi's family fled Iraq after her brother was kidnapped. Now they're refugees in Portland. They're also one of many families thrust into confusion by President Trump's travel ban.
The Trump administration's threat to strip away federal funding is one of the reasons Forest Grove, Oregon, decided against declaring itself a sanctuary city this week.
OPB's "All Things Considered" host Kate Davidson is speaking with people in the news about pivotal experiences in their lives. Oregon's senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden shares the story of his brother's struggle with schizophrenia.
Diego Hernandez is a newly elected state representative from East Portland. As a kid, he watched his mother fall from a ladder he was supposed to hold steady. What happened next shaped the person he is today. OPB's "All Things Considered" host Kate Davidson spoke with Hernandez about his backstory.
Portland Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler announced Tuesday that Portland will remain a sanctuary city, regardless of the consequences.
What happened to derail the prosecution’s case against defendants who took over a federal facility in full view of the world?
After juror No. 4 questioned the impartiality of juror No. 11 in the Malheur refuge case, the prosecution, defense and judge agreed to dismiss the former federal worker.